It's the gift that keeps on giving. And that's only because it makes great fertilizer.
Earlier this week, a school official with the Elgin Public Schools received a very unpleasant package in the mail. Apparently, an angry parent who doesn't know how to spell "education" sent the employee a box of shit.
An Elgin Public Schools official said Tuesday a disapproving parent of a student mailed him a box filled with fecal matter.
A report filed at the Comanche County Courthouse states the recipient of the package's wife checked the mailbox around 1:30PM Tuesday and kept the package and an attached letter for her husband to open when he got home. When he returned, he opened the letter, which reads:
"I would like to show you how much I appreciate all you have done for Elgin Public Schools. This is a gift man to man with a little token of gratitude. Thank you for everything you have done for the better edumucation of my child."
The official opened the box and found the fecal matter and called police.
Here's a snapshot of the letter:
I'm not sure I buy the whole "disgruntled" parent thing. Based upon the quality of the penmanship and the amazing use of the word "edumucation," I wouldn't be surprised if the package was a gift from State School Superintendent Janet Barresi. Wouldn't that make sense? Actually, it wouldn't, but then again, that's the beauty of Janet Barresi. Nothing she does really makes sense.
Couple of other thoughts:
• To all the aspiring obscure local social bloggers out there, remember the day may come when you'll have to do a Google image search for a story about a person who sent another person a box of shit in the mail. Tread lightly and don't do it before lunch.
• During my research for this article, I learned there are companies that specializing in drop shipping boxes of poo. One place even offers a variety of different types of feces (cow, dog, monkey, etc.). On a totally unrelated note, Janet Barresi's mailing address is located at the bottom of this page.